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Eric B.
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I used to hate writing. But then I was inspired by my brother, who, at the time, was writing a novel (though he never finished it, and he no longer writes). I told myself, "Hey, maybe I could do that with all of these random stories I have going around in my head!" So I got to work writing a few short chapters for a couple ideas I had. None of those ever passed three or four chapters. That was back in 2004 and 2005. In December of 2007, having come up with my fantasy novel Sight, I was inspired to being writing again, so I started work on Sight. Surprise: chapter five is still incomplete! The most chapters I have ever written was for my first-ever fan fiction, The Legend of Zelda: Time After Time (written in 2009; not considered part of my "official" book-ography), of which I wrote nine chapters before giving up. However, in April or May of 2008, I found my song at last: short stories. No, I don't read many short stories, even today. But I found writing them to be much easier than writing novels. I released "The City in the Clouds" to FictionPress in December of 2008 (about three-and-a-half months after joining the site) to no reviews or comments whatsoever--I left FP in spring 2009 for two reasons: the lack of feedback and the awfully-designed editing interface. Since then, I have written more than fifteen short stories, ranging from (single spaced, Microsoft Word, Times New Roman, 12-point font) one-fourth of a page long ("A Future Lost," 2009) to five-and-a-fourth pages long ("Freeing Truth," 2011). Four of them were entered into various Zelda Universe Writing Contests (part of the Creative Arena forum at the Zelda Universe.net Forums), two of them finishing as runners-up/second place ("Twelve Chimes," October 2009 & "Resolution," January 2011) and one of them winning first place ("Wonders of the Sky," August 2011, joint win with two others).

I currently write mostly short stories (of various genres, though most commonly science fiction and some fantasy), but I have also started writing a few currently on-hold novels. I also currently publish my works to the Zelda Universe Creativity Corner (on the ZU Forums) and Figment, on top of deviantArt. On the ZU Forums, I serve as the designated moderator of the Writing forum. I also currently write a blog which serves as the central hub for my writing and a place where I post updates on The Current, my short stories, and more. You can also find a "Master List" of my works, old, new, and upcoming, on my blog. I also post audiobook versions, recorded by me, of my short stories. A link can be found here under "My Website."

On top of writing, I am an active exclusively-Nintendo gamer, being a huge fan of both the Pokémon and Legend of Zelda franchises, as well as Kirby, Metroid Prime, and a bit of Mario. I play more handheld games than console games, mainly because handheld games are more easily picked-up-and-played but also because I tend to enjoy them more. I own a Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance/SP, Nintendo DS (broken top screen), Nintendo DSi, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 64 (shared with my brother), Nintendo GameCube, and Wii (and I used to own a DS Lite). I play mostly first- and second-party Nintendo games.

I am also involved in the production of two gaming-related podcasts: the ZUCast (official podcast of Zelda Universe) and the on-hiatus Pokémon Center Podcast. I contribute segments regularly to the former, and I am the creator, the producer, and a host on the latter. In both, I contribute under the alias "EzloSpirit," which is my ZU Forums username.

I watch and read, almost exclusively, science fiction and fantasy. My favorite books are Shade's Children (Garth Nix) and The Giver (Lois Lowry), with A Wrinkle in Time (Madeleine L'Engle) in close second. I watch much, much, much more TV than films. My favorite TV show is Doctor Who, and I also watch Eureka, Warehouse 13, Alphas, Sanctuary, the Stargate shows, as well as reruns of the Catherine Tate Show and NCIS. My favorite movie is Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's/Philosopher's Stone, with Across the Universe and Pokémon: The Rise of Darkrai close behind. I listen to video game music (and remixes), showtunes, film soundtracks, 60's music, and classical music. I detest most pop music and all rap music because I find both to be annoying and occasionally psychologically-painful, but that's just me.

I can't draw for my life--which is why I never thought I'd join DA until I discovered about a year ago that one can publish written art on DA, as well, thanks to my friend Leafy-Greens--and I also hate drawing thanks to a series of psychologically-abusive art teachers throughout elementary and, especially, middle school. However, I find a few people's art to be quite interesting to look at, so don't think that I hold a grudge against visual art in general.

I am happy to be here on DA, and I hope you take something positive out of reading my works. And thanks for reading this behemoth of a biography!
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